The Roles Of The Greek And Roman Gods

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Have you ever wondered why an entire empire would worship mythical beings? “To a degree, the Greek and Roman mythological heroes are just the first superheroes. They appeal to children for much the same reason. These gods and heroes may have powers, but they get angry and they do the wrong thing. They are human too.” The Roman gods had many different jobs and abilities during the Roman Empire. Rome had lots of gods, but their major gods were worshipped the most because of their power. They were patrons of different things that they specialized in. People would pray, and offer sacrifices to their patrons to help them (Major Roman Gods, 2017). The Romans sacrificed to the gods for lots of different things, not just patrons. They brought treasures to military gods after each battle for thanks in their victory (Major Roman Gods, 2017). They also sacrificed to the gods before important events so the gods would guide them through it. The important Roman gods were worshipped for their power and the assistance they could give to people that presented acceptable tributes. Jupiter was worshipped because he was the king of the gods, and he controlled the sky. Jupiter could strike people down with lightning bolts. It was said that any who did evil would be punished by him. Jupiter was made a part of the First and Second Triads of Rome (Wasson, 2017). The Romans made him a part of both triads so he would watch over them just as the other two gods that were a part of it did. Romans
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